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Gods and Myths of Northern Europe

Gods and Myths of Northern Europe - 64 edition

Gods and Myths of Northern Europe - 64 edition

ISBN13: 9780140136272

ISBN10: 0140136274

Gods and Myths of Northern Europe by H. R. Ellis Davidson - ISBN 9780140136272
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 64
Copyright: 1964
Publisher: Pelican Books
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Gods and Myths of Northern Europe by H. R. Ellis Davidson - ISBN 9780140136272

ISBN13: 9780140136272

ISBN10: 0140136274

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 64

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Summary

Surveys the pre-Christian beliefs of the Scandinavian and Germanic peoples.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 The Myth-Makers
2 The Sources of Our Knowledge
3 New Light on the Myths


1 The World of the Northern Gods

1 The Prose Edda
2 The Gods and Their World
3 Thor and the Giants
4 The Doom of the Gods
5 The Giants and the Dwarfs
6 Myths outside the Prose Edda


2 The Gods of Battle

1 Odin, Lord of Hosts
2 The Germanic War Gods
3 The Valkyries of Odin
4 The Berserks of Odin
5 The Worship of the War God


3 The Thunder God

1 Thor in the Myths
2 The Temples of Thor
3 The Hammer of Thor
4 The God of the Sky
5 Thor and His Adversaries


4 The Gods of Peace and Plenty

1 The Deity in the Wagon
2 Freyr, God of Plenty
3 Companions of Freyr
4 The Mother Goddess
5 The Goddess Freyja
6 The Power of the Vanir


5 The Gods of the Sea

1 Aegir and Ran
2 Njord, God of Ships
3 The Depths of the Sea


6 The Gods of the Dead

1 Odin and Mercury
2 Odin as a Shaman
3 The Realm of Odin
4 The Burial Mound
5 Thor and the Dead
6 The Dragon and the Dead


7 The Enigmatic Gods

1 Bragi and Idun
2 Mimir and Hoenir
3 The Twin Gods
4 Forseti
5 Heimdall
6 Loki
7 Balder


8 The Beginning and the End

1 The World Tree
2 The Creation of the World
3 The End of the World


Conclusion: The Passing of the Old Gods
Works of Reference
Names and Sources
Index